Coronavirus

This is the Hilliard City School District source for updated, accurate information to help you prepare for and protect against coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19.

We are continuing to evaluate, and things can change at any moment. Changes will be communicated immediately via this page and in email messages to our community.

Latest Updates

5-21-20 Update

Changes in our Grab-and-Go Lunch Program

With everything going on at our buildings that last week with iPad drop-off and personal items pickup, we will be adjusting our meal services.

  • Friday, May 22nd will be our last day of service at Memorial, Weaver and our meal deliveries.
  • On Tuesday, May 26th we will serve at Ridgewood and Scioto Darby only, as the other schools will be having their collection day.
  • On Wednesday, May 27th we will serve at Beacon, Crossing, and Horizon only, as the other schools will be having their collection day.
  • On Thursday, May 28th and Friday, May 29th we will serve at Beacon, Crossing, Horizon, Ridgewood and Scioto Darby.
  • Friday, May 29th will be our last day of meal service.

Son Ministries will begin serving lunches at these same five elementary buildings on June 1st. You must register for the SON Ministries Grab-n-Go lunches. www.son-ministries.org or 614-586-7939. SON will also serve lunches in other neighborhoods, you can find more information in their web page.

Returning iPads, and other district issued items the week of May 26-29, 2020

Your building principal has shared information with you about when you will be able to drop off your student’s iPad for the summer check-in at your school.

Along with your iPad turn in, remember to bring back all textbooks, library books, sports uniforms, musical instruments, and any other school-issued items. Our staff has put together student personal items and will distribute those when you return school-issued items.

Over the next week all students are being asked to take some important steps BEFORE dropping off their district iPad for summer check-in. We are asking our parents to check with students to be sure this is completed. It not, you and the student can follow these steps before your turn-in appointment.

  1. View End-of-Year iPad presentations and follow the steps to prepare the iPad for summer storage.
  1. Here is a Video Tutorial for more help on preparing your iPad for collection and a video tutorial to show you how to erase your iPad.
  2. It is important that we can see the entire iPad inventory sticker on the back of the iPad. If the inventory sticker cannot be fully seen, we ask families to write down the number on a sticky note or piece of paper and turn it in with the iPad at Collection. This will keep us from having to remove the iPad from the case and slow down the collection process.
  3. Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 11 – Keep your charging brick and cable at home for the summer (unless you are withdrawing from the district). If you are withdrawing from the district over the summer, please turn in your charging brick and cable with your iPad.

Grades K, 4, 8, and 12 – Please turn in your charging brick and cable with your iPad (you will be receiving a new iPad, charging brick and cable in the fall).

Columbus Library to begin Curbside

On Tuesday, May 26, the Hilliard Branch of the Columbus Public Library will be expanding to curbside pickup.

Curbside pickup will be available Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., with no service on Sunday.

If you have received a notification from the library that you have items ready to pick up at any of these seven locations, you may do so with curbside pickup. If you have items ready to pick up at any other location, please watch for updates for when additional locations will be offering curbside pickup.

There will be no public access to these buildings. You can learn more about our curbside pickup service here.

Grading Practice for the Remainder of the 2019/20 School Year

Hilliard Schools is proud of the continued learning during this time. Our students are in attendance and doing assignments every day. While it hasn’t been ideal, we have maintained our focus on the whole child, including academics, interests, and mindset.

Knowing our students and families have been living in a national crisis we are committed to making sure eLearning does not have an adverse impact on a student’s final grade. Here are the district’s plans for issuing end of the year grades.

Secondary Report Card

4th Quarter Grades and Semester Grades (Grades 6-12)

  • Our grading procedure will remain unchanged for the 4th quarter. Students will receive letter grades as they normally would if learning was taking place inside our school buildings.
  • If a student has a lower 4th quarter grade than what they earned for the 3rd quarter, the student will receive the higher 3rd quarter as their semester grade.
  • If a student has a higher 4th quarter grade than the 3rd quarter grade, the student’s semester grade will be a calculation of both quarters (each quarter counts as 50% of semester grade).
  • There will be no final exams administered, no state, and no district testing.

Elementary Progress Report 

For Marking Period 3 of this school year, teachers will create a brief summary of each student in the comments section and include the following:

  • Student’s strengths
  • Student’s area of focus for improvement
  • Student’s progress towards grade level expectations prior to eLearning
  • Recommendation for maintaining skills over the summer

We will not be issuing final marks for elementary students.

Related Arts 

Teachers will utilize the prepared comments on report cars and may add additional comments for individual students when warranted.

Intervention Specialists

IEP Progress Reports will include:

  • Details about your students’ IEP goals and how objectives have continued to be monitored for progress during eLearning.
  • The progress your students made during the end of the 2019-2020 school year will be detailed in the IEP progress report.

Read Past Updates

May 14 2020 4:30pm

District Update 5-14-20

Returning iPads and other district-issued items the week of May 26-29, 2020 

Your building principal will soon be sharing information with you about when you will be able to drop off your student’s iPad for the summer check-in at your school. Our seniors will be turning in their iPads on May 15, all other students will check-in items May 26-29.

Along with your iPad turn in, remember to bring back all textbooks, library books, sports uniforms, musical instruments, and any other school-issued items. Our staff has put together student personal items and will distribute those when you return school-issued items.

Over the next week, all students are being asked to take some important steps BEFORE dropping off their district iPad for summer check-in. We are asking our parents to check with students to be sure this is completed. It not, you and the student can follow these steps before your turn-in appointment.

  1. View End-of-Year iPad presentations and follow the steps to prepare the iPad for summer storage.
  1. Here is a Video Tutorial for more help on preparing your iPad for collection and a video tutorial to show you how to erase your iPad.
  2. It is important that we can see the entire iPad inventory sticker on the back of the iPad. If the inventory sticker cannot be fully seen, we ask families to write down the number on a sticky note or piece of paper and turn it in with the iPad at Collection. This will keep us from having to remove the iPad from the case and slow down the collection process.
  3. Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 11 – Keep your charging brick and cable at home for the summer (unless you are withdrawing from the district). If you are withdrawing from the district over the summer, please turn in your charging brick and cable with your iPad. Grades K, 4, 8, and 12 – Please turn in your charging brick and cable with your iPad (you will be receiving a new iPad, charging brick and cable in the fall).

Changes in our Grab-and-Go Lunch Program

With everything going on at our buildings that last week with iPad drop-off and personal items pickup, we will be adjusting our meal services.

  • Friday, May 22nd will be our last day of service at Memorial, Weaver, and our meal deliveries.
  • On Tuesday, May 26th we will serve at Ridgewood and Scioto Darby only, as the other schools will be having their collection day.
  • On Wednesday, May 27th we will serve at Beacon, Crossing, and Horizon only, as the other schools will be having their collection day.
  • On Thursday, May 28th and Friday, May 29th we will serve at Beacon, Crossing, Horizon, Ridgewood, and Scioto Darby.
  • Friday, May 29th will be our last day of meal service. Son Ministries will be serving lunches at these same five elementary buildings beginning approximately Monday, June 15th.

Remember, families can still attend any grab-and-go location and get meals for any student under the age of 18.

SNAP Benefits Updates-Free and Reduced Price Meal Program-Summer

Governor DeWine announced that the UDSA approved Ohio’s Pandemic EBT plan. The approval will allow OJFS to distribute SNAP benefits to 850,000 students across Ohio who relied on free or reduced-price meal programs when school was in session. The benefits will be mailed directly to students, and families do not need to apply to be eligible. Families will receive approximately $300 to purchase healthy and nutritious foods to feed their children and more than $250 million that will go to our grocery stores and other eligible retailers through this benefit.

Hello from our Bus Drivers

It’s not just our teachers and principals who miss our students, it’s our bus drivers! They are the first to say hello to children and the last to say goodbye each day. They really miss their students that they have gotten to know so well this year, and just wanted to say hello!

Grading Practice for the Remainder of the 2019/20 School Year

Hilliard Schools is proud of the continued learning during this time. Our students are in attendance and doing assignments every day. While it hasn’t been ideal, we have maintained our focus on the whole child, including academics, interests, and mindset.

Knowing our students and families have been living in a national crisis we are committed to making sure eLearning does not have an adverse impact on a student’s final grade. Here are the district’s plans for issuing end of the year grades.

Secondary Report Card

4th Quarter Grades and Semester Grades (Grades 6-12)

  • Our grading procedure will remain unchanged for the 4th quarter. Students will receive letter grades as they normally would if learning was taking place inside our school buildings.
  • If a student has a lower 4th quarter grade than what they earned for the 3rd quarter, the student will receive the higher 3rd quarter as their semester grade.
  •  If a student has a higher 4th quarter grade than the 3rd quarter grade, the student’s semester grade will be a calculation of both quarters (each quarter counts as 50% of semester grade).
  • There will be no final exams administered, no state, and no district testing.

Elementary Progress Report

For Marking Period 3 of this school year, teachers will create a brief summary of each student in the comments section and include the following:

  • Student’s Strengths
  • Student’s area of focus for improvement
  • Student’s progress towards grade level expectations prior to eLearning
  • Recommendation for maintaining skills over the summer

​​​​​​​We will not be issuing final marks for elementary students.

Related Arts

Teachers will utilize the prepared comments on report cars and may add additional comments for individual students when warranted.

Intervention Specialists

IEP Progress Reports will include:

  • Details about your students’ IEP goals and how objectives have continued to be monitored for progress during eLearning.
  • The progress your students made during the end of the 2019-2020 school year will be detailed in the IEP progress report.

May 5, 2020 4:30pm

District Update 5-7-20

This week’s video message from the superintendent includes information on eLearning grades when the last day of eLearning will be, and more details on why we need options this fall.

Grading Practice for the Remainder of the 2019/20 School Year

Hilliard Schools is proud of the continued learning during this time. Our students are in attendance and doing assignments every day. While it hasn’t been ideal, we have maintained our focus on the whole child, including academics, interests, and mindset.

Knowing our students and families have been living in a national crisis we are committed to making sure eLearning does not have an adverse impact on a student’s final grade. Here are the district’s plans for issuing end of the year grades.

Secondary Report Card

4th Quarter Grades and Semester Grades (Grades 6-12)

  • Our grading procedure will remain unchanged for the 4th quarter. Students will receive letter grades as they normally would if learning was taking place inside our school buildings.
  • If a student has a lower 4th quarter grade than what they earned for the 3rd quarter, the student will receive the higher 3rd quarter as their semester grade.
  • If a student has a higher 4th quarter grade than the 3rd quarter grade, the student’s semester grade will be a calculation of both quarters (each quarter counts as 50% of semester grade).
  • There will be no final exams administered, no state, and no district testing.

Elementary Progress Report

For Marking Period 3 of this school year, teachers will create a brief summary of each student in the comments section and include the following:

  • Student’s strengths
  • Student’s area of focus for improvement
  • Student’s progress towards grade level expectations prior to eLearning
  • Recommendation for maintaining skills over the summer We will not be issuing final marks for elementary students.

Related Arts

Teachers will utilize the prepared comments on report cars and may add additional comments for individual students when warranted.

Intervention Specialists

IEP Progress Reports will include:

  • Details about your students’ IEP goals and how objectives have continued to be monitored for progress during eLearning.
  • The progress your students made during the end of the 2019-2020 school year will be detailed in the IEP progress report.

Returning iPads and other district-issued items the week of May 26-29, 2020

Your building principal will soon be sharing information with you about when you will be able to drop off your student’s iPad for the summer check-in at your school. Our seniors will be turning in their iPads on May 15, all other students will check-in items May 26-29.

Along with your iPad turn in, remember to bring back all textbooks, library books, sports uniforms, musical instruments, and any other school-issued items. Our staff has put together student personal items and will distribute them when you return school-issued items.

April 30, 2020 4:30pm

District Update 4-30-20

Superintendent Marschhausen’s update on Graduations, attendance protocols, and staff appreciation week.

Fall Online Learning Survey

As we prepare for school in the fall, we are asking parents to take a quick survey. We are working on a variety of options to keep families safe. One of those options includes complete online learning at home next year for K-12 students. While we are not asking for a commitment at this time, we would like to begin to gauge the size of our full-time online program for next year. If you are or may be interested in full-time online learning in the fall please fill out this survey. This will help us to begin building our schedules. Thank you so much.

School Buildings Closed until End of June

On April 29, 2020, Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, issued an order that all school buildings, K-12, will remain closed to students until June 30, 2020. We expect more guidance on this order in the near future.

Elementary Math Help

Helping to support your child’s development in math is crucial to their success in school and in life. We have developed an Elementary Math parent help page to assist our families. On this page, you can find answers to common questions, spread ideas, and find resources that may help at home.

Thank A Teacher

Hilliard City Schools is fortunate to have many wonderful teachers in our schools that care about students. In recognition of these educators and in cooperation with National Teacher Appreciation Week, the Hilliard Education Foundation wants to show our outstanding teachers and staff the love and appreciation they deserve.

Together, we can “Thank a Teacher!”

Here is your chance to let the teachers and staff who made a difference in your life know that they matter. Simply visit the Hilliard Education Foundation website to recognize up to three teachers or staff members per entry. We will deliver your personalized message of appreciation to the staff member and copy the principal as well! No donation is required to participate in this opportunity. However, if you’d like to make a donation in the teacher’s name, you will enhance innovative learning experiences for students through classroom learning grants and student scholarships.

April 23, 2020 4:00pm

4-23-20 Update

Superintendent Marschhausen discusses plans for the end of this school year including dropping off iPads and picking up student belongings.

Attendance Calls Underway We are now sending SchoolMessenger phone calls to parents letting them know when their student is absent from one or more classes in a day. Please be sure your student is logging into Canvas daily and keeping up with designated eLearning assignments. If your child is sick, or will be absent for a day, please follow the standard procedure for reporting your student’s absence. Please check Home Access to review your child’s absence details. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s teacher

Hilliard City Schools – Network maintenance scheduled Friday, April 24th, 5 am – 6 am During the maintenance window, all network services will be off-line for about 15 minutes. It will affect access to Canvas, e-mail, eSchoolPLUS, Google docs, etc … This maintenance is needed to increase the safety and stability of our network.

April 20, 2020 4:00pm

Superintendent John Marschhausen talks about our plans to continue eLearning for the rest of this school year and how we are already preparing for the 2020/2021 school year.

Monday April 20th at 8:20 pm, or 2020 in military time, we will join schools across Ohio and turn the lights on in our high school stadiums for 20 minutes to honor our seniors and show respect for all the traditions they are missing this year. Please note that our high school stadiums are closed.

We are #InThisTogetherOhio

April 16, 2020 4:00pm

Attendance Calls to Begin

On Tuesday, April 21, we will begin to send SchoolMessenger phone calls to parents letting them know their student was absent from one or more classes in a day. This will happen in the same way it happened before eLearning began. Please be sure your student is logging into Canvas daily and keeping up with designated eLearning assignments. If your child is sick, or will be absent for a day, please follow the standard procedure for reporting your student’s absence. You can check Home Access Center to review your child’s absence details. If you have any questions please contact your student’s teacher.

Homework Help from the Library The Columbus Metropolitan Library is offering K-12 students free help with their homework by way of a new live chat feature on their website. The Homework Help Specialists will be available to directly respond to your students’ homework questions and refer them to the many free resources available to them. This new digital service is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

April 9, 2020 9:00am

Board of Ed to Meet Online

The Hilliard School Board of Education meeting scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. will be via video conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with the recent guidelines in H.B.197, the Ohio General Assembly and Attorney General have approved the use of virtual meetings as a viable alternative to conducting public hearings during this time, and the district’s alternative complies with the new statutory directives. You can learn how to participate and provide public comments on our web page.

Third Grade Reading Guarantee Update We know many parents of third graders have questions about how the Governor’s ordered school building closure will impact their child in regards to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee law.

Because of the suspension of spring testing, newly enacted Ohio law says no students shall be retained in the third grade following the 2019-2020 school year based solely on the student’s academic performance in reading.

Hilliard City Schools will continue to work to meet the needs of readers during this unprecedented time. If you have specific questions about that support, please reach out to your student’s teacher and/or principal.

Fundraiser for Food Pantry The Hilliard Rotary is hosting a fundraiser for the Hilliard Food Pantry. You can find more details in this video and on their fundraising link.

Homework Help from the Library The Columbus Metropolitan Library is offering K-12 students free help with their homework by way of a new live chat feature on their website. The Homework Help Specialists will be available to directly respond to your students’ homework questions and refer them to the many free resources available to them. This new digital service is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bradley Interact Club Helping Seniors in our Community Students in the Bradley Interact Club have been working to connect with area senior citizens. Find out how they are sharing a little joy with these community members and find out how you too can help.

Darby Trivia Team in the Championship The Hilliard Darby Trivia Team competed last month defeating Dublin Scioto to move on to the Championship for “In The Know” which will air on WOSU TV, Wednesday, April 15th at 7:30pm. The team consist of Noah Adams, Daniel Tai, Liam Davis, Henry Kast, Avery Lyle, Brandon Roberts and Advisor Kevin Hunt. We hope you will enjoy watching and supporting the team.

Learn More about Options at Tolles Thinking about college and career opportunities for your student? Attend an upcoming online discussion to learn more about the “super electives” your kids can take later in high school at Tolles Career and Technical Center. Engineering & manufacturing, marketing & logistics, healthcare (pharmacy, nursing, exercise science, veterinary), computers (networking, cybersecurity, web design), art design & communication, digital media development, and more. These are geared for parents of students in grades 6-11. There will be three dates in April. Learn more.

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April 4, 20204:00pm

 

In case you missed it, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine this week ordered K-12 schools to be physically shut down to May 1, 2020, which is a Friday. He said they will reevaluate the order as we near that date. We will continue eLearning as planned.

Important Change for Breakfast and Lunch

We continue to provide meals for any student in our district. Each week we will look at where we are best serving our students. Starting Monday, April 6, we will no longer use Washington Elementary as a grab and go location. However, to serve those families, we will deliver meals to the Country Side Mobile Homes Park off of Avery and the Mobile Homes Park beside Amlin Crossing Park.

Remember, you don’t have to show ID you just need to show up at one of the following locations between 11 am-1 pm each Monday through Friday.

  • Beacon
  • Crossing
  • Horizon
  • Ridgewood
  • Scioto Darby
  • Memorial
  • Weaver

Delivery services will continue from 11am to 12 noon to the following locations:

  • Hilliard Village Apartments
  • Pine Crossing Apartments
  • Wilson Court Apartments
  • Bayside & Countryview Apartments
  • Hilliard Station Apartments (in Lucky’s parking lot)
  • Hilliard Park Apartments
  • Country Ridge Apartments
  • Cabot Cove/Gables West Apartments – the deliver site will be at the Cabot Cove Gazebo

On Monday, April, 6 we will deliver to these locations as well.

  • Country Side Mobile Homes Park, Avery Road – New
  • Hayden Heights on Cosgray Rd – New

Virtual Spirit Week

We’d like to thanks everyone who participated in our virtual Spirit Week. Don’t forget we still have tomorrow, and the theme is School Spirit Day! Be sure to take pictures and share on social media, let’s tag your school, @HilliardSchools and use #OneHilliard #InThisTogetherOhio and #Ready4Tomorrow.

Playgrounds

Please remember that our playgrounds remain closed until further notice. This means no games are permitted on School basketball courts. We’re keeping the courts open for 1-2 people to shoot baskets, but no games, NO LARGE GROUPS.

March 29, 2020 1:00pm

Virtual Spirit Week We’d like to welcome everyone back form Spring Break tomorrow and create some Hilliard School Spirit. We will be hosting our very first Virtual Spirit Week! The themes for each day are below. Feel free to participate by dressing up for each day’s theme! To spread our Spirit Week even further on social media, let’s tag your school, @HilliardSchools and use #OneHilliard #InThisTogetherOhio and #Ready4Tomorrow.

Monday – Pajama Day Tuesday – Tropical Day Wednesday – Socially Distant Twin Day – you may not be able to hang with your friends, but you can still dress alike! Thursday – Super Hero Day Friday – School Spirit Day

Back to eLearning Monday March 30 Here are some reminders as we get back into our eLearning on Monday, March 30.

A new version of the Student Canvas app (version 6.7) was released last week. If your student is noticing issues or problems while using the Student Canvas app, please go to either the App Portal or App Store on your device to update to the latest version.

We have a K5 eLearning Student Guide and a 6-12 eLearning Student Guide to help guide and support all students as they navigate online learning.

If you are new to Canvas you get help in this “How to Use Canvas for Parents” course.

For general iPad Troubleshooting: Students can try these steps first to see if they fix app or device behavior issues – iPad Troubleshooting Poster

For iPad Repair and other Technology Problems, such as: iPad won’t charge, the screen is cracked, the iPad won’t turn on, password/login issues, App Portal issues, or lock screen passcode issues – Fill out this repair form. A school employee will contact you to help you resolve the issue.

Breakfast and Lunch We continue to provide meals for any student in our district. You don’t have to show ID you just need to show up at one of the following locations between 11 am-1 pm each Monday through Friday.

  • Beacon
  • Crossing
  • Horizon
  • Ridgewood
  • Scioto Darby
  • Washington
  • Memorial
  • Weaver

Delivery services will continue from 11am to 12 noon to the following locations:

  • Hilliard Village Apartments
  • Pine Crossing Apartments
  • Wilson Court Apartments
  • Bayside & Countryview Apartments
  • Hilliard Station Apartments (in Lucky’s parking lot)
  • Hilliard Park Apartments
  • Country Ridge Apartments
  • Cabot Cove/Gables West Apartments – the deliver site will be at the Cabot Cove Gazebo

Playgrounds Please remember that our playgrounds remain closed until further notice. This means no games are permitted on School basketball courts. We’re keeping the courts open for 1-2 people to shoot baskets, but no games, NO LARGE GROUPS.

Community Partners Norwich Township Fire has put together several videos regarding how they are responding to COVID-19. You are encouraged to follow them on these social media platforms.

YouTube

Twitter – @NorwichTwpFD

Facebook – @norwichtwpfire

Instagram – @norwichtwpfd

TikTok – @norwich_twp_fd

How to Beat Cabin Fever

We all know it’s tough to be stuck inside! Check out these ideas of the ways to beat cabin fever while we practice social distancing!

  1. Start a new hobby, maybe knitting, stained glass, Soduku and fiction writing.
  2. Try a new recipe. The possibilities are endless on Pinterest.
  3. Start scrap-booking.
  4. Do a puzzle.
  5. Pull out some old board games or a pack of cards.
  6. Engage in some spring cleaning!
  7. Tackle a home improvement project.
  8. Have a movie & popcorn night.
  9. Write a letter to touch base with an old friend or family member. Everyone loves getting an actual letter that’s not a bill or solicitation.
  10. Go for a walk, even a 15-minute one.

March 24, 2020 3:30pm

How you Can Help

Several people have reached out to the district asking how they can help our community. Here are a few of our partners who have reached with ways to offer assistance as you can.

The Hilliard Community Foundation has activated their fund to assist local non-profits as they navigate these turbulent times. Donate now.

If your non-profit needs help, fill out a grant application. To start, they are limiting grant awards to $2,500, but depending on available funding will offer multiple grants to the same non-profit. Their hope is to turn the grants around quickly so funds are available as needed.

The Rotary Club of Hilliard is running a virtual fundraiser for the Hilliard Food Pantry. You can donate online.

Breakfast and Lunch We continue to provide meals for any student in our district. You don’t have to show ID you just need to show up at one of the following locations between 11 am-1 pm each Monday through Friday.

  • Beacon
  • Crossing
  • Horizon
  • Ridgewood
  • Scioto Darby
  • Washington
  • Memorial
  • Weaver

Delivery services will continue from 11am to 12 noon to the following locations:

  • Hilliard Village Apartments
  • Pine Crossing Apartments
  • Wilson Court Apartments
  • Bayside & Countryview Apartments
  • Hilliard Station Apartments (in Lucky’s parking lot)
  • Hilliard Park Apartments
  • Country Ridge Apartments
  • Cabot Cove/Gables West Apartments – the deliver site will be at the Cabot Cove Gazebo

Get Outside and Move While our playgrounds are closed for the time being, Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks are open and feature 19 outstanding natural area parks with more than 230 miles of trails and over 27,700 acres of land in seven Central Ohio counties. If weather permits, get outside and talk a walk, jog, bike ride or hike in one of the parks near you.

Check out all park locations here: Columbus Metro Parks. Don’t forget some simple things you can do with your family like fly a kite, head to a playground, have a picnic, and explore nature and the woods. Not only will you learn something new, your mental health will be positively affected as well!

Columbus Library All Columbus Metropolitan Library locations remain closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t access materials. Your library card connects you to online resources for the whole family – absolutely free.

March 20, 2020 4:00pm

First of all, a huge thank you to everyone in our community. Our parents, students, and teachers have all shown how one community can come together in a national crisis. We are One Hilliard; we succeed together.

I am in awe of the work our teachers have done in one week. Hilliard’s teachers have shifted to a completely digital curriculum. These elite educators made it happen, overcame obstacles, and provide instruction at a high level. We are launching the Twitter Hashtag #TeacherHeroes to thank you, amazing teachers for the work they have done to launch eLearning.

In February, our average daily attendance was 93.23%. On Wednesday, March 18, our attendance rate was 95.22%. We are getting it done with eLearning. Our staff will reach out to each student that hasn’t connected via eLearning. We will close gaps, solve problems, and make sure every Hilliard student has an opportunity to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Enjoy Spring Break next week. We will be ready to return to eLearning on Monday, March 30th. As a district, we are prepared to continue our eLearning platform until it is safe for Americans to be together again in large group. Our Hilliard community is ready, “we’ve got this.”

Breakfast and Lunch Over spring break, we will continue to provide meals for any student in our district. You don’t have to show ID you just need to show up at one of the following locations between 11am-1pm each Monday through Friday.

  • Beacon
  • Crossing
  • Horizon
  • Ridgewood
  • Scioto Darby
  • Washington
  • Memorial
  • Weaver

Delivery services will continue from 11am to 12 noon to the following locations:

  • Hilliard Village Apartments
  • Pine Crossing Apartments
  • Wilson Court Apartments
  • Bayside & Countryview Apartments
  • Hilliard Station Apartments (in Lucky’s parking lot)
  • Hilliard Park Apartments
  • Country Ridge Apartments
  • Cabot Cove/Gables West Apartments – the deliver site will be at the Cabot Cove Gazebo

March 19, 2020 4:30pm

Breakfast and Lunch Friday, March 20, all schools will serve meals from 11-1. We will also have deliveries between 11-12 at the locations below.

Starting Monday March 23, our meal program will be changing. We will provide meal service at these schools only, from 11am to 1pm until further notice:

  • Beacon
  • Crossing
  • Horizon
  • Ridgewood
  • Scioto Darby
  • Washington
  • Memorial
  • Weaver

Delivery services will continue from 11am to 12 noon to the following locations:

  • Hilliard Village Apartments
  • Pine Crossing Apartments
  • Wilson Court Apartments
  • Bayside & Countryview Apartments
  • Hilliard Station Apartments (in Lucky’s parking lot)
  • Hilliard Park Apartments
  • Country Ridge Apartments
  • Cabot Cove/Gables West Apartments – the deliver site will be at the Cabot Cove Gazebo

Student Health and Well-Being As we continue with this national pandemic, we want to be sure our students and parents have the resources they need to keep our students healthy. On our web page are several ways you can get help.

Technology Help When navigating eLearning and technology issues arise, here are a few options.

Trouble with Canvas – Your first contact should be the child’s teacher. Many times the teacher can help trouble shoot.

General iPad Troubleshooting: Students can try these steps first to see if they fix app or device behavior issues – iPad Troubleshooting Poster

For iPad Repair and other Technology Problems, such as: iPad won’t charge, the screen is cracked, the iPad won’t turn on, password/login issues, App Portal issues, or lock screen passcode issues – Fill out this repair form. A school employee will contact you to help you resolve the issue.


March 18, 2020 4:40pm

All indications point towards the necessity of a long term shutdown of face-to-face schooling. We are preparing for eLearning to become our “new normal” for the remainder of this school year. We encourage parents to develop a schedule for eLearning in the home. Like teachers, developing a routine is essential and healthy. As parents, please know that students aren’t in class the entire school day. There are natural breaks; we should build these into our routines at home.

If you experience technical issues, please complete a Help Ticket. Our team will get back with you as quickly as possible. For instructional matters, reach out to our teachers directly. Please be patient and kind as we develop these new norms. Not only are our amazing teachers working to create and provide new eLearning activities, but many are also Moms and Dads.

Everyone is creating new routines and dealing with unexpected stress in our homes. I have faith our Hilliard Community will act with kindness and empathy during this national crisis. No one benefits from angry, vitriolic antics. We are all doing our best; we will get through this national emergency as one Hilliard Family.

Breakfast and Lunch For Thursday and Friday of this week, all schools, except the Innovation Campus, will have grab & go breakfasts and lunches available for students to pick up between 10:00am – 1:00pm.

In addition to the buildings being open for grab & go lunches, on Thursday and Friday Transportation will deliver to the following areas between 11:00am – 12:00pm:

  • Hilliard Village Apartments
  • Pine Crossing Apartments
  • Wilson Court Apartments
  • Bayside & Countryview Apartments
  • Hilliard Station Apartments (in Lucky’s parking lot)
  • Hilliard Park Apartments
  • Country Ridge Apartments
  • Cabot Cove/Gable West Apartments (Kroger parking lot)

We will continue to evaluate both the building locations and transportation plan as the week progresses.

Student Health and Well-Being

Our student’s health and well-being will remain a top concern. Please know that our school counselors continue to work and are available to students or families in need. You can find contact information on your school webpage. Our students will continue to have access to the Safe Schools Helpline as well.


March 17, 2020 1:40pm

eLearning Begins on March 18

All the information you need for eLearning will be housed on our eLearning web page. If you need help navigating Canvas we have a ‘How to Use’ course online.

Teachers will be posting office hours on their Canvas contact page, so parents and students can ask questions and get information moving forward.

WiFi will be available in the parking lots of all schools for families to use to download assignments and upload completed activities. We have a map with more specific locations on our eLearning web page. The city of Hilliard is also opening WiFi to the community. Students and other residents are invited to access the city’s public WiFi network, “Hilliard Public.” A link to a map of those public access points can be found on their webpage. Spectrum will offer free internet to students without access. Beginning today, you can enroll by calling 1-844-488-8395. Get more information

The district has enabled internet filtering on all student iPads in grades K-5. This filter is sometimes heavy-handed so if it blocks an educational site that the student needs to do school work, please let your teacher know and we can add it to an approved list. No filtering is perfect or a 100% guarantee. Parents are still asked to monitor their students when they are on their district device at home on your personal WiFi network.

Breakfast and Lunch Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18th in addition to the buildings being open for grab & go lunches, Transportation will begin delivering to the following areas between 11:00am – 12:00pm:

  • Hilliard Village Apartments
  • Pine Crossing Apartments
  • Wilson Court Apartments
  • Bayside & Countryview Apartments
  • Hilliard Station Apartments (in Lucky’s parking lot)
  • Hilliard Park Apartments
  • Country Ridge Apartments
  • Cabot Cove/Gable West Apartments (Kroger parking lot)

We will continue to evaluate both the building locations and transportation plan as the week progresses.

Student Health and Well-Being Our student’s health and well-being will remain a top concern. Our students with mental health concerns will have access to the Safe Schools Helpline and our school counselors will be available. You can reach out to a counselor, teacher or principal if your student needs more help.


March 16, 2020 4:30pm

Breakfast and Lunch

From Monday through Friday, March 20th all buildings except for the Innovation Campus will have grab & go lunches available for students to pick up between 10:00am – 1:00pm.

Beginning Wednesday, March 18th in addition to the buildings being open for grab & go lunches, Transportation will begin delivering to the following areas between 11:00am – 12:00pm:

  • Hilliard Village Apartments
  • Pine Crossing Apartments
  • Wilson Court Apartments
  • Bayside & Countryview Apartments
  • Hilliard Station Apartments (in Lucky’s parking lot)
  • Hilliard Park Apartments
  • Country Ridge Apartments
  • Cabot Cove/Gable West Apartments (Kroger parking lot)

We will continue to evaluate both the building locations and transportation plan as the week progresses. We will continue to use our COVID-19 web page, send emails and post to social media.


March 15, 2020 7:30pm

Lunch for Students March 16-17 Students can come to any of our schools between 10:00am – 1:00pm to grab a lunch today. Parents can not pick up the lunch for the students, the child must be present. It doesn’t matter which school you go to, just go to the closest school.

  • Each lunch will contain a turkey sandwich, fruit, vegetable, and milk.
  • The lunches will be bagged and grab and go, keeping in line with the Governor’s order to maintain social distance.
  • Students will not need to show any ID or use a lunch number; this will be open to all students.

This is just our plan for Monday and Tuesday. We will be adjusting this plan as we move forward. We hope to include breakfast by Tuesday. Please watch for more details and changes in this plan as we move forward.

Our goal is to have a more comprehensive plan on Wednesday that will include both delivery and designated pick up sites. Thanks for your continued patience and support of our students.


March 13, 2020 4:40pm

As we continue to navigate this national pandemic we are committed to clear communication with our families. Please watch for these community updates, so that we can keep all lines of communication open.

How are Hilliard Schools making decisions? We continue to work closely with the State Health Department under the direction of the Governor’s office. We are also closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for updates.

How will Hilliard Schools communicate with families? We have built a new COVID-19 web page where updates will go immediately. We will also continue to use our eNews to send directly to families.

What is the impact on upcoming school events? All athletics and extra-curricular activities are canceled from now until Friday, April 3, 2020, when we will reevaluate.

What will eLearning Look Like? We will begin eLearning next week. Here is the schedule:

  • Staff Work Day – March 16, 17
  • Student eLearning – March 18, 19 and 20
  • Spring Break, no classes – March 23 – 27
  • Student eLearning resumes March 30

All students now have access to their school-issued iPad. Canvas, our Learning Management System, will be our primary delivery method for eLearning. It will be the place our students receive lessons, activities, and assignments. If you are new to Canvas we have a ‘How to Use’ course online.

Attendance will be taken each day. The classroom teacher will be interacting with your students on a daily basis through Canvas. When a student submits course assignments and/or completes learning activities, teachers will be able to monitor student participation and eLearning attendance. If your student is sick or unable to complete eLearning activities you will need to report the student absent on SchoolMessenger.

Our teachers will soon be posting office hours on their Canvas contact page, so parents and students can ask questions and get information moving forward.

We are also working on connectivity for students without WiFi in their homes. We will be pushing WiFi into the parking lots of all our schools so that families could park near the schools to download assignments and upload completed activities. We will soon have a map with more specific locations on our COVID-19 web page. The city of Hilliard is also opening WiFi to the community. Students and other residents are invited to access the city’s public WiFi network, “Hilliard Public.” A link to a map of those public access points can be found on their webpage.

The district has enabled internet filtering on all student iPads in grades K-5. This filter is sometimes heavy-handed so if it blocks an educational site that the student needs to do school work, please let your teacher know and we can add it to an approved list. No filtering is perfect or a 100% guarantee. Parents are still asked to monitor their students when they are on their district device at home on your personal WiFi network.

Breakfast and Lunch We know that many of our students are dependent on school for two meals a day. We are working to find a way to still provide meals for our students in need. Our hope is we will begin to implement this plan Wednesday, March 18. In the meantime, we are working with the Hilliard Food Pantry. They have let us know that they are planning to remain open. If a family is experiencing an illness, and unable to go to the pantry, they can call them and prepackaged boxes can be made and delivered. Please call the pantry at 614-363-4159. They are open Tuesday 10am-1pm, Thursday 6-8pm, and Saturday 9am-12pm

Student Health and Well-Being Our student’s health and well-being will remain a top concern. If your child receives medication during the school day we ask you to reach out to your school nurse to make plans to pick up the medication in the event of a school shut down. Our students with mental health concerns will have access to the Safe Schools Helpline and our school counselors will be available. You can reach out to a counselor, teacher or principal if your student needs more help.

What about spring-break travel? If you will be traveling during spring break, we ask that you please monitor the CDC travel advisories. Currently, travelers to Italy, Iran, China, and South Korea must self-quarantine for 14 days when arriving back in the United States. The CDC now recommends that travelers, particularly those with underlying health issues, defer all cruise ship travel. Please visit the CDC’s website for more information about travel.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this rapidly changing situation.


March 12, 2020 5:30pm

Superintendent John Marschhausen

Here are a few important points from the video.

  • We are facing an unprecedented challenge in public education. The Coronavirus is now a world health pandemic; it is quickly becoming a public health crisis in Ohio.
  • We will follow the Governor’s recommendations to close our buildings for three weeks.
  • In Hilliard, we are preparing to deliver eLearning activities to our students in grades K-12. We can never replace the work our teachers do with students in our classrooms; no one expects eLearning to be as effective as what we do day-to-day in our classes. Hilliard’s eLearning option is designed to “keep the learning going” during a public health emergency. Should the time come, we must be prepared to educate students for as long as necessary.
  • We are one Hilliard Family. In times of crisis, we come together to serve our students. We want to thank you for your continued support of the Hilliard City Schools.

March 12, 2020 3:30pm

School Closure Announcement

The Hilliard City School District will be closed for students Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3, 2020. All staff will report to work on Monday, March 16, 2020, for a professional learning day.

Beginning Friday, March 13, 2020, all athletic and extra-curricular activities are canceled until Friday, April 3, 2020, when we will reevaluate.

SACC will remain open on Friday, March 13, 2020, but will be closed for the duration of our school closure.

Stay tuned for more details.


March 12, 2020 3:00pm

K-4 iPads

All kindergarten through fourth-grade students will begin taking their iPads home daily. This is in preparation for the potential that we have an extended time away from school because of the COVID-19 illness.


March 11, 2020 5:00pm

After school events

We know there are many questions regarding the district’s Coronavirus response and direction. We are following the direction coming from the office of the Governor of Ohio.

As of, March 11, 2020, all after school indoor events are postponed or canceled in our district beginning immediately and until further notice. We will reevaluate on Monday, March 30, 2020.

The only exceptions are indoor OHSAA events. Per the OHSSA recommendations, the sports games and practice will proceed, but only immediate family will be allowed as spectators. Outdoor OHSSA events can proceed as planned as of now.


COVID-19 Helpful Links

COVID-19 Symptoms

Symptoms:

    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath

Prevention:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
    • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.